Non-cognitive grounds for belief
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Leaving accounts of faith which try to portray it without any belief content, we come to views which recognise that faith involves belief but think that it can be justified without any cognitive grounds for that belief – that is, even when there is nothing to support the claim that the belief is true. Belief is seen as quite legitimately being the result of choice or selfpersuasion, or a ‘leap in the dark’ – or simply as needing no reasons. I shall consider four versions of this view.